Should rental properties be held personally or in a corporation?With the real estate in such high demand in Vancouver, Canada, many Vancouverites are buying investment properties either to generate rental income and/or participate in capital appreciation. The dilemma commonly faced is whether or not the rental unit(s) should be held personally or in a corporation?
Personal ownership makes more senseAlthough there are many pros, cons and legal considerations that come with ... Read More
Many Canadians live abroad but own rental properties in major Canadian cities like Vancouver – mostly because Canadian real estate has become a choice asset to own. The same principles apply to many non-Canadians who are also invested in rental properties here in Canada. Both classes of taxpayers are considered non-residents for Canadian taxation purposes and both are required to report any rental income earned in Canada. Non-residents with rental income earned in Canada have tax obligations. ... Read More
Increasing Risk of Being Selected for an Audit In our last blog we mentioned that it is no secret that the Canadian government and the CRA have recently been finding new ways to raise revenue. Recent news articles in the Globe and Mail have reported that the CRA has been devoting more resources into uncovering routine common filing errors made by honest taxpayers rather than investing additional resources into uncovering intentional errors. Our recent experience with the CRA confirms this as ... Read More